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Death of Bruce MacVittie: The Sopranos and Law & Order star dies of old age

Bruce MacVittie, a prolific character actor on screen and stage, has died at the age of 65.

Known for a role on the HBO Mob series The sopranoshis theater work and a co-founder of the theater company Naked Angels, MacVittie died in a Manhattan hospital on May 7.

This was confirmed by his wife Carol Ochs New York Times. No cause of death was announced.

MacVittie’s began acting professionally in 1980 when he was cast in the lead role in Edward Allan Baker’s What’s so beautiful about a sunset over Prairie Avenue? in the Ensemble Studio Theater.

He undertook Al Pacino in the Broadway production of American buffalowho later takes on the lead role.

MacVittie enjoyed a variety of television roles during the 1980s, including on MiamiVice, Barney Miller and The equalizer. In 1988 he was cast on the short-lived cop show The streetplaying the partner of Stanley Tucci’s character.

In the 1990s and 2000s he appeared in small roles in a variety of acclaimed series, including The sopranos (plays judge Danny Scalercio), Murder: Street Life, Sex and the Cityand ounce.

He also provided vocal work for video games – including the best sellers Grand Theft Auto V.

Bruce MacVittie as Detective Hartigan in When They See Us

(Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock)

In 2011, he retrained as a registered nurse and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Hunter College in Manhattan in 2013.

However, towards the end of his life he returned to acting, appearing in projects such as David Simon’s New York drama The twoas well as the 2019 miniseries when they see us.

MacVittie is survived by his wife and daughter Sophia Oliva Ochs MacVittie.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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